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ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Central Macedonia Governor Sets High Goals for Region

"Central Macedonia is the most attractive region in the Mediterranean for investments," according to the region's governor, Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

‘Dive in Blue Growth’ Event Focuses on Development of Diving Tourism in Greece

The development of diving parks and visitable underwater areas in Greece was discussed at the "Dive in Blue Growth" conference in Athens.

Samothrace Promo Actions Announced by Greek Tourism Minister

Actions to promote the remote island of Samothrace, which lost a large part of its tourism last summer due to lacking ferry transport, have been announced.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Troubled about Slow Jan-Aug Performance

Hoteliers in Thessaloniki are concerned about a decline in overnight stays recorded in the first eight months of the year.

Greek Gov’t Lays Groundwork for Advanced Tourism Education

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing the groundwork for the upgrade of the tourism education system in view of the sector’s robust performance.

Greek Hotel Room Rates to Rise by 2-4% Next Year – Report

Room rates at Greek hotels are projected at rising by 2-4 percent next year, according to BCD Travel’s 2020 Industry Forecast.

Alonissos’ Peristera Shipwreck to Welcome Visitors in 2020

The 5th-century shipwreck of Peristera, located off the Northern Sporades island of Alonissos, is scheduled to open to the public in the summer of 2020.

Mitsotakis’ Meeting with Trade Bodies Focuses on Investments

Attracting investment and ensuring employee rights topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and trade representatives.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.

SETE Updates Greek Finance Minister on Key Tourism Matters

Key tourism issues and challenges were addressed during a meeting between SETE President Yiannis Retsos and Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Tax Cuts, Boosting Competitiveness Top SETE – Labour Ministry Talks

Cutting taxation and boosting tourism business competitiveness topped the agenda of talks between the labour ministry and SETE.

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Samothrace Ferry Issue Prompts Hoteliers’ Call for Infrastructure

The disruption to transportation to and from the island of Samothrace at the peak of the tourism season has spurred the reaction of Greek hoteliers.

Andros Jet to Handle Samothrace Route

The catamaran Andros Jet, from the fleet of Greek ferry operator Seajets, is scheduled to begin routes to the island of Samothrace from Alexandroupolis.

Tourist Numbers from Albania to Greece Mark Impressive Rise

Albania holds the lead among the top traveler markets in three Greek regions for 2018, according to a report released by INSETE.

US Travelers Back in Greece Spending More

Americans are choosing Greece again as a top destination for their holidays, spending in the first three months of the year 75.5 million euros.